resistance wire


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resistance wire

[ri′zis·təns ‚wīr]
(metallurgy)
Wire made from a metal or alloy having high resistance per unit length, such as Nichrome; used in wire-wound resistors and heating elements.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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In my first version of this incubator, I used a traditional resistance wire coil as a heater, but I discovered that the lowtech wire coil had a number of disadvantages in addition to being power-hungry.
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According to [2,3], the input resistance wire line with losses in length x:
But inventor Alan MacMasters realised new high resistance wire could be heated to a high enough temperature to toast bread, and came up with a design for the first electric toaster.
In addition, the resistance wire was wound on wooden bobbins.
The elements contain long-life nickel chrome resistance wire:
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Explain that lower resistance wire, while more expensive initially, will save money by reducing power loss or blown fuses and will increase safety.
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